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show" from new york. president obama has john boehner boxed in and is done playing games. now it's getting good. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2%. that includes all of you. >> the president holds the line on taxes and draws the line on the debt ceiling. >> i will not play that game. >> tonight, democratic whip steny hoyer gives me the latest fiscal cliff developments and the democratic line on medicare. tom perriello from the center of american progress action fund on how democrats can deal with republicans who can't deal with reality. rubio and ryan reload with a new message for the middle class. >> both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. >> but there is no escaping their own policies. >> we're going to a majority of takers versus makers in america. >> dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz responds tonight. plus, senator barbara boxer on her new plan for national polling place standards. and a new poll shows half of all republicans think the defunct group a.c.o.r.n. stole the election from
of the boehner/obama discussions. >> let's talk about the current stage. "new york times" saying it's one on one right now with the speaker and the president yet some leading democrats are saying, no, that's not the case. that they are still involved in the process. what do you know about that? >> well, it seems to me it's a pretty close circle at this point. an awful lot of us have been involved in the bipartisan efforts for 2 1/2 years. we understand that it's important to give the president and speaker some space. those of us who actually have plans that were north of $4 trillion in debt reduction, we're ready to add our shoulders to the wheel at the same time. >> so pelosi is not involved at this point? >> i can't say what senator reid and nancy pelosi are doing. i think the main talks are between the speaker and the president. looking at plans like the simpson/bowles plan, the gang of six plan, they all included discussions with tax rates up at 39%, the '90s rates, what the president is requesting right now. my hope is the sooner the better. one of the things we're doing to the economy, we
management >>. >> heather: time for the top of the news, president obama met with john boehner to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff. they emphasize the lines of communication remain open. >> gregg: new fallout for the australian radio station behind that royal prank a call. they tricked a nurse into thinking they were the queen and king of england. now the radio station is ordering a review of the station's policies. a lot more in the next hour. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez announced that his cancer has returned. he is traveling back to cuba and he is announcing that vice president should take his place as successor. arthel nevil is following this. >> reporter: those treatments include what president chavez called a new surgical intervention, speaking to a national audience from the national palace he gave details about tests that indicated some malignant cells returned to the same areas where previous tumors had been removed. in his first reference to any possibility that if his health were to further deteriorate, he says his successor, the vice president would take ove
, unbelievable. >> we have full coverage on that coming up, but first, let's get the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> the effort to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff is now a two-man operation. president obama and speaker boehner. thank you. nobody else will be in the room. with 24 days before a year-end deadline, "the new york times" says boehner made the request to clear the negotiation room going forward, leaving it up to himself and the president to reach a deal to avoid automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. and while the two men may be negotiating privately, yesterday the president took his mess dwrooj the public, visiting a local virginia family as a part of his social media campaign. while sitting around the kitchen table, he told the family he felt optimistic. >> the message that i think we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. the senate has already passed a bill that would make sure the middle class taxes do not go up next year by a single dime. just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top
cliff. a new glimmer of hope that maybe a deal is in the works. president obama and speaker john boehner are meeting one-on-one trying to hash out a fiscal cliff deal before the end of the year. clearly that's the deadline. no other leaders in the room though. just the two of them. there are sources that confirm that staff members on both sides resumed talking on thursday as well. will those talks go anywhere? mr. baer is a managing director of the harbor group and he's with us this morning. thank you for being with with us. >> good morning. >> i'm trying to decide if this meeting is a good idea for a bad idea. on the good side f you move all the noise and the debate and the extra people in the room and bring the two main people to sit down and hash it out, that could be a good thing. >> it is a good sign. that's how this deal is going to be done e. that's how it was done last s summer how we avoided government shutdown last spring. there's a lot of staff work that has to be done. what's speaker boehner's position and can he bring along enough members to pass a big deal. >> that kind of
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. but this morning, there are signs of some movement in negotiations. president obama and house speaker john boehner did speak by phone last night. that conversation came after the president offered to reduce his initial request for $1.6 trillion in new revenue to $1.4 trillion but is reportedly not backing down on raising taxes for the top 2%. boehner's spokesman said republicans are still seeking further concessions on spending cuts. >>> well, there are some new details this morning on that london nurse who took her own life after passing through a prank call at the hospital that was treating kate middleton for extreme morning sickness. jacintha saldanha's family reveals that she left a suicide note, though they haven't released details of what that note said. earlier this week, the two deejays who made the call said the tragedy has left them shattered, gutted and heartbroken. >>> now, here's your first look at this morning's "dish of scrambled politics." mitt romney wasn't the only one caught off guard last night. it is reported the powerful conservative koch brothers are postponing a gathering s
vote. >>> good news for president obama. he now has his highest approval rating since 2009. quarreling quinnipiac released a new poll yesterday found approval rating is at 53% with registered voters. we will be right back. [ music ] you know the kind of guys who do like verse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv. [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been w
for the new secretary of state. with u.n. ambassador susan rice still considered president obama's first choice, mccain's new assignment could result in an intense showdown. that is an understatement. >> his new favorite role is taking on susan rice, and i think -- >> that's all he has been doing is taking on susan rice. >> he is on to this one. it's going to be a great test for the president. it's clear the president wants to nominate her. it's clear he has not made that decision final. if he does, there's going to be a heck of a fight. it's going to put republicans in a box. they're going to have to make some decisions. at least lindsey graham and john mccain seem to be of one mind on this. >> going back to john mccain, though, this is a case of senatorial stalking. he was -- he had to give up the chairmanship of the armed services committee. he was term limited out in terms of the republican roles, so he went looking for another place where he could kind of do the same thing. >> he has found a corner of his own, but i think what is ironic here, mark, is that the republicans have ralli
[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: yay for unemployment numbers. what did we learn this week obama-nomics is working. and also jacki schechner is highly suggestible and perhaps a hypochondriac. >> i am leaking news fluid. >> stephanie: she called me and she's like >> good morning. she needs slide whistles. >> you are not far off. >> stephanie: there you go. >> jacki schechner. >> stephanie: good morning little sickly. >> good morning, everybody. good numbers for the president today. the unemployment rate is down to 7.7%, and the president's approval ratings are up a three-year high. the president's at 53% of people liking the job that he is doing. apgfk poll also has him up at 57%. this is all good news as the president continues to negotiate to stop us from going over the fiscal cliff. vice president biden picks up the road show today. he is having lunch with some people but where and exactly with whom has yet to be made public. it has gotten more than a hundred thousand stories from people talking about how the tax incries would affect their families. there is a
obama has given a tour and that is not it. >> there's been a lot of soul searching going on at fox news. and i am confident that they eventually will find one. >> i think they park better than i do. >> psy said some anti-american things. ♪ >> no big deal. we don't believe psy. >> controversy erupts after president obama embraces a rapper once calling for the death of innocent americans. >> he was caught on camera shaking his hand. he's not going to stand up for our brave men and women in the military? that's pretty sad. >> we have specifics coming out of our eyeballs. i'm very confident we can take the smat. we're doing to win this race because people know we need a better future for this country and i don't think people are hoping for four more years of this mess. >> let's get to our panel. jonathan capehart is an msnbc contributor and karen finney is an msnbc political analyst and the former director of communications at the dnc. karen, the rnc has just announced something called the growth and opportunity project to assess their injuries, yet the five people chose ton chair this au
's rule. president obama made the announcement in an interview with abc news just hours before a meeting of syrian opposition leaders and their international allies in morocco. >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime, and so we will provide them recognition. and obviously, with that recognition comes responsibilities on the part of that coalition -- >> that's a big step. >> it is a big step. there is a small element of those who oppose the assad regime that are, in fact, affiliated with al qaeda in iraq, and we have designated them as a terrorist organization, and we are going to make clear to distinguish between those elements of the opposition. >> well, despite recognizing the rebel movement, the white house press secretary, jay carney, confirmed earlier in the day that the u.s. doesn't plan to provide arms to the rebels. last week, u.s. officials said there was evidence
to reduce the deficit, 63% said no. 86% of the ads run for obama were personal attacks on romney. he won a stunning mandate to not be romney. he did not run on the basis he was going to do massive new spending and the kind of tax increases, $1.6 trillion that he's now talking about. and at the same time that obama was elected president, the republican house, which had twice voted for a real budget -- remember, the president's budget he claims he has a mandate for was put up before the house and the democrats all voted against it. in the senate, the democrats didn't want to have anything to do with it. it's a little hard to argue, he had a mandate for something the rest of his party ran away from. >> well -- >> did not run ads on those issues. >> and, of course, it was a bit more complicated than that. but to your point about the exit polls, it's true, most people said that they didn't want tax increases to solve the deficit. what they said -- the majority, was they wanted both balanced. they wanted cuts and tax increases. which is what both john boehner and the president -- in very strid
for high-income individuals. >> there is big news tonight out of washington where speaker john boehner and obama are talking. this is actually not nothing, not in this town. early last week they really weren't talking, and neither were their staffs. progress on what to do about all those expiring tax cuts and schedule spending cuts and that possible recession congress might create, totally stalled. but now today they are talking, and their staffs are talking, and they're even exchanging paper, real paper. news leaked today that in the last few days, there have been new offers and new counteroffers in the negotiations. but they sound, to be honest, not that different from the old offers. reports that mr. obama has gone from $1.6 trillion in taxes to $1.4 trillion but hasn't budged much on entitlements. mr. boehner really hasn't moved on taxes at all. he is still i'm told at $800 billion, although details on his offer are sparse. earlier today i asked michael steele, john boehner's press secretary for details on the, quote, deal. i was writing quickly and meant to say offer, but i wrote
insurance. >>> the speaker john boehner offers a new plan to cut spending by demanding that president obama come up with john boehner's plan to cut spending. what those cuts are, no one is sure. >> now critics say the speaker is just asking democrats to put specifics into the republican proposal, but i say that's kind of fun. it makes the budget into a giant mad lib. for instance, we agree to cut $10 bazillion from the program that brings ukuleles to the sticky poor. toilet boobs. >> we will play our very own game of mad libs when house democratic whip steny hoyer joins us live just ahead on "now." to the best vacation spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beache
for us. have a great weekend. we'll see you monday. good night from new gerri: tonight, did president obama break the law? some in the senate say yes, and now the cases in front of a judge. we will have a heated debate. with more than a million charities and the u.s. alone, how did you find the best one? we have you covered. "welcome to "the willis report." hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. toght no progress on the fiscal cliff as democrats and republicans trade barbs over the issue. one group of americans is finding a wayhrough this regardless of congress and the president. small-business owners in this country are preparing to hire. jo me now, chief u.s. economist for i may just pull one side. heart of america group founder, and meer of the jobs creation alliance and actual job creators in this country who say their voices not being heard in this office took with debate. also with us from the weekly standard, steven haze. welcome. great to have you here. i want to sart with the conversation in washington and what the speaker had to say about the status of the fiscal here is mr. bo
-star american military general. let's get him to run for president against fascist unamerican barack obama. that makes sense. i wish people would put this case to rest. it has been proven without a shadow of a doubt that news is not a news agency. >> what? >> jennifer: we're shocked. >> what? >> jennifer: wait a second before we go we only have a minute left. first of all, do you think petraeus still has a future. >> he has a future speaking, writing books. >> jennifer: let me ask you about this, the name now potentially as someone who could be ambassador to france or england, is that someone who has been a supporter of the president. >> the sexyiest ambassador in history. let's have it. >> i think the devil would be awesome to have diplomatic immunity. >> jennifer: thank you so much for joining me inside "the war room." >> thanks, governor. >> jennifer: you bet. we'll tell you who the republicans are blaming for their losses in the 2012 election, and yes, you will laugh. we'll be right back. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercia
it be michigan which used to call itself the worker's paradise union state is now moving towards new anti-union right-to-work legislation and it looks like it's going to pass? but first up, budget talks resume between speaker john boehner and president obama today. with just 25 days to go, let's keep tabs on where we stand. reports of a conservative backlash against speaker boehner simply not true. he has the solid support of his leadership and the rank and file. but there is concern among some in the gop that they are at risk of becoming the party for rich people while president obama and democrats stake their claim on the middle class. and my tax rate flexibility with higher -- here's what the president said earlier today. >> i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevent prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> we look back republican senator rand paul from the state of kentucky. senator paul, welcome, as always. i w
million invested in expand the plant this year. >> obama: today, daimler is announcing a new $120 million investment into this plant creating 115 good, new union jobs. building transmissions and turbochargers right here in redford. >> bill: a lot of good news on the job front there. that's redford michigan. the president yesterday. talking about what the supreme court is up to with the courts. and then governor schneider flip-flopped after promising not to sign it. he said he would sign it if the right to work gets to his desk. first, dan with the big headlines of the day. >> other headlines making news on this tuesday. members of congress rack up thousands of frequent flier miles each year traveling between washington and their districts. one congressman from georgia is donating his miles from this year to charity. the hill reports democrat john barrow is giving 79,000 frequent miles which will use the miles to help wounded soldiers and their families travel. he reportedly donated his miles from last year. 68
that president obama moved the goal post again yesterday. even though the president is asking for 1.4 trillion in new taxes over the decade which is 200 billion less than the initial offer, the republicans are not moving. their counter offer for 800 billion over a decade same as before and republican aids are telling us there is's big gulf between the sides on detailings. republicans don't think that the president is specific enough about the spending cuts he's willing to pass. >> the president doesn't agree with our approach. he's got an obligation to put forward a plan to pass both chambers of congress. right now the american people have to be scratching their head and wondering when the president is going to get serious. >> officials privately expresss would increased optimism about a deal with one senior audiovisor saying that democrats and republicans moved 75 percent of the way toward a deal and in an brew with barbara walters on abc, president obama said he is optmistic that there are enough people of goodwill in washington to recognize the economy and american families will be better o
was a presidential election determined by tactics. when you have the obama campaign telling john heilemann, speaking of pot smoking, telling john heilemann, in the "new york" magazine, just telling him out-right, we are going to destroy mitt romney. we are not going to run on our record. we are going to make him an illegitimate candidate, and then they go out and they do that. as you said, romney's people let him do it, didn't respond appropriately. that's a tactic. when you have the obama people going to nine states and microtargeting just those nine states. if you're in 41 other states, you're irrelevant to them. i'm not mocking them. that's good. >> joe, i would say that the attacks on romney were a strategy, not a tactic. if i said a whiling a, jeff said i said romney couldn't run on his record. if i said that i misspoke, i meant obama couldn't run on his record, didn't try. that's why their campaign was to disqualify romney. i apologize if i said that wrong. but, look, remember 1984, when reagan ran for re-election, the economy was blowing and going. he never mentioned jimmy carter's name. you
. voters seem to favor the president. a new poll shows that 53% trust president obama to avoid the fiscal cliff compared to just 36% for republicans. let's bring in juan williams. he -- is it to make sure the republican take the blame for whatever happens? >> no. i will say this, the reason the president has been out campaigning is to amp up the politicallpressure on republicans and let them feel the heat from the public as a prospect that they would but taxes go up on everyone wheee there is a deal that would keep taxes down for 98% of the public. dagen: what about sticking to their guns? the president said he will not cut a deal without raising taxes on the wealthier americans. maybe they go off a little bit. is that a compromise that both sides would be willing to, well, eat? >> that is exactly the compromise that everyone around washington is discussing. the number that everyone is focusing on is the 37%. you also have, as part of that package, discussions about exactly how much, dagen, they would cut in terms of entitlement. dagen: secretary geithner caught in an interview that he ga
. interesting. president obama and speaker boehner. nobody else. with 24 days before a year-end deadline, "the new york times" says boehner made the request to clear the negotiation room going forward, leaving it up to himself and the president to reach a deal to avoid automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. and while the two men may be negotiating privately, yesterday the president took his message to the public, visiting a local virginia family as a part of his my2k social media campaign, sitting around the kitchen table. he told the family he was optimistic. >> the message that i think we all want to send to members of congress is, this is a solvable problem. the senate has already passed a bill that would make sure the middle-class taxes don't go up next year by a single dime. just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> what great news, i think. don't you think so
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increases and roughly doubles what was previously suggested and 200 billion in new stimulus spending. so what guaranteed cuts is the president offering? >> nothing yet. he put a lot on the table in the summer of 2011 when it was john boehner again and obama, they almost got a grand bargain e. talked about raising the medicare eligibility age to 67 over a certain amount of time. making changes to cost of living. statements to soegt social security. right now there is nothing on the table. that was obama's opening bid. the republicans were miffed at him, they knew he wouldn't give them exactly what they'd accept. a few said they were inch superintendented like that. again you don't want to negotiate with yourself, you want to start over here and get in the middle to set up some type of deal. don't expect any deal until christmas at the earliest. >> reporter: let's go back to the tax cuts you're talking about. president obama wants to raise revenue by taxing those making $250,000 or more a year. it rises from 33% and 35% today to 36% and 39.6%, i believe. but that would only generate about
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often when you were watching television with sean penn do you have fox news on? >> double cheese and sausage. >> right here, dude. >> mood relaxer ended up on the cafeteria menu. >> he thinks somebody made him king. >> i am your king. >> barack obama is a socialist. >> there you go. >> it is thrilling when your team trusts you with the ball. it's humbling when you advance the ball as far as you can only to come up a little short. the redskins didn't find that out on sunday. the giants did. >> gop can't just throw in a free pedestrian care every mandatory ultrasound. >> we don't do a good job laying out that option. >> at least one of them has to be gay. where is waldo. >> republicans must steer far clear of that track. >> we got one. in a chair of the house administration committee. ensuring the house runs efficiently. the housewife. >> know any good diners in new hampshire or iowa? >> i will not stand by and watch the people of south carolina ignored. >> it's going to be a great year. >> let's get right to our panel now. a pair of esteemed washington writers, jonathan capehart a
, the obamas lighted the national christmas tree. see how many trees are inside the white house. you will be astonished. ♪ - hi, i'm halle berry, and as a new mom, i can tell you that childhood is a magical time. but for children with diabetes, life is not quite so carefree. the barbara davis center for childhood diabetes is fighting hard to find a cure. know the signs: irritability, excessive urination, weight loss. if you have any of these signs, please call your doctor. early detection can save your life. give to save lives and reach for the cure. call now or log on to childrensdiabetesfoundation.or gerri: i you're planning to donate to charity for the holidays, stay tuned, up next year-end tips gei: americans are back using their credit cards now in record numbers. according tohe federal reserve, u.s. consumer borrowing hitting a record $2.7 trillion in october. that is up more than 14 dal billion month over month. they were using them to buy cars and attend schools. autos and student loans increased nearly $11 billion. >>> moving on giving to charity during the holidays is alw
be right on its way. second of all they are not going to be bailed out. obama is spending enough money and raising enough tax hikes, anyw anyway. and third, they can't govern themselves. this is not a new problem. this didn't just happen last week. this has been going on for years. >> larry, 60 years it's been one-party rule. along with that comes one attitude. one ideal system. and it certainly hasn't worked. i have a couple of suggestions, though. we can pass the hat if you're willing to throw in a couple of dollars. we don't have a hat to pass because we're so poor. if you're willing to throw in a couple of dollars maybe we can do something here. >> i'm just saying somebody has a mandate. look we had this in new york city in the 1970s. know liked it. but then governor hugh carey, okay, bless his soul, mandated, forced, jammed through financial emergency control boards for the state, doc, and for the estimate nobody liked it. but new york was bankrupt. he had to do it. i think governor snyder has got to do the same thing. and i think mayor dave bing has got to also go along with that
-- [ "world news tonight" ] speaking of sour grapes. wow, wow wow. a lot of post-election backlash. former texas g.o.p. head, marx ics obama fried his brains on drugs. >> marxist right. >> stephanie: kathy adams please and thank you she gave a presentation before a conservative meeting in texas. she said who is a marxist in our white house? of course it is barack hussein obama and i don't know why we're not calling him what he is. >> does she know the definition of marxism? >> stephanie: it is as if when the wall fell, communism died. it didn't. today it is red on the outside and barack obama is implementing his green agenda which is marxism. >> ah, right. >> stephanie: bugga lug about -- bug gabug ga. >> i don't know how to work a shoe. >> stephanie: how do buttons go again? >> don't know how to work a shoe. >> stephanie: how do you work a shoe? they're all so different. she was offend by his narcissistic behavior at the presidential debate so much so she wanted to go up and smack his face. >> i'm sure the
is different than the traditional polling is that we've had a news blackout about what goes on inside these negotiations. we've been insisting that we should have those negotiations between boehner, reid, everybody forgets harry reid is in the room and obama with c-span cameras there so every american can see what actually happens. if they saw what they're talking about, we would have a much better deal at the end of the day. melissa: i don't know. i think we would all be in agony watching what was happening there. >> you wouldn't have to watch the whole thing but somebody could tell you what happened. melissa: grover, thanks so much. here is our "money" question of the day, should grover norquist give into tax hikes? many of you mentioned he is not elected official. we know what you mean. like us on facebook.co facebook.com/melissafrancisfox or foal neon twitter -- follow me on twitter at melissa a francis. detroit is the latest possibility of being latest and biggest city to file for chapter 9 bankruptcy. detroit mayor binge said the city will lay off 400 to 500 workers in the nexx
correspondent barbara starr is joining us with the latest new threat on the possible use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: wolf, the challenge is for the obama administration to figure out exactly what bashar al assad is up to with his deadly arsenal. the horror remains unspeakable. 25 years ago saddam hussein unleashed one of the worst poison gas attacks in history. thousands were killed. now, in syria, u.s. concerns are growing by the hour that bashar al assad may be planning the same thing against his citizens. >> the intelligence that we have raises serious concerns that this is being considered. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence shows syria has mixed chemical compounds needed to make a deadly agent that can quickly kill thousands. >> the united states and our allies are facing the prospect of an imminent use of weapons of mass destruction in syria. and this may be the last warning we get. >> reporter: the u.s. is not precisely saying what the syrians are doing, but there are two ways of mixing elements to make a saren filled weapon. >> you have to handle it very, very carefully. a drop wil
this it -- the so-called fiscal cliff terry he and president obama spoke on the phone this evening after both sides exchanged new proposals. >> most of it was based on testimony given last dear -- lasest year. we have to cut spending. he is right. washington has a spending problem. we are broke. approach. a lot of people know that the president and i met on sunday. it was a nice meeting. it was cordial. we're still waiting for the white house to see what spending cuts the predent is willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. where are the president's spending cuts? the longer the white house slow walks this process the closer our economy gets fought fiscal cliff. -- gets to the fiscal cliff. here's what we know. we know that the president wants more stimulus spending and an increase in the debt limit without any cuts or reforms. that's not fixing our problem. frankly, it's making it worse. on top of that, the president wants to raise taxes on many small business owners. now, even if we did exactly what the president wants, we would see red ink as far as t
companies. you are right. with the new regulations set to take effect in a couple of years, it is another reason to be careful and protect small businesses from tax increases. what the obama people will tell you is that they have cut taxes for small business 17 times and 90% of the small businesses in america would not be effected by higher individual taxes. host: here is "the miami herald" this morning. pennsylvania. independent caller. caller: he said it earlier when they go to washington, they try to influence a bunch of things, even immigration reform. my question is how do the ceo's of these big businesses -- what is their outlook on immigration reform, and what do they have to do with that? guest: we are working with more than 300 different officials or members of congress doing programs outside of washington, bringing people from outside washington into washington. it depends from city-to-city. boston business leaders are interested in health care. miami, transportation, san diego, international -- an intellectual property -- it varies from city-to-city. in terms of immigration ref
-- that will be the obama tax cut. they're going to have to vote against it. the first vote of this new congress, they're going to have to vote against a middle class tax cut. no win for these guys if they don't pass it in the next week. they can't word it between now and then. crafting a bill actually takes some time and some process. >> stephanie: yep. megan in akron ohio. hi welcome. >> caller: hi. i just have a question for you. about the viability of a challenge to this in michigan. what can they do? >> stephanie: megan, i was doing that story earlier that the unions are saying -- this fight is not over. there may be a way, you know, to be able to -- i don't know the technical term for it. basically to be able to put it back -- >> negative ballot initiative. some other options. >> stephanie: if they get enough signatures -- >> the history is not on their side. every time they try to do that, it has been -- >> stephanie: look at sb5 in ohio. take heart from that. i want to ask you quickly -- [ ♪ "world news tonight"
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